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“Gorgeous any time of the year”

Allen Centennial Gardens
Ranked #16 of 95 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public gardens serve as outdoor classrooms in the study and research of plant identification, ecology and site management techniques in horticulture.
Middleton, WI
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous any time of the year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

This garden is fantastic. Off the beaten path, full of beauty.

Visited August 2011
Thank ZoeMiddleton_WI
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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend some time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

Beautiful, but left me wanting more. Also, lack of signage made me wonder if I was at the right location. Many lovely photo opportunities. If I go back to Madison I will definitely go back here.

Visited May 2011
Thank Elizabeth X
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Awesome venue for a intimate wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

We attended a wedding here and it was such a lovely venue. Seats were set up and arranged prior to our arrival and the grounds are beautiful. Parking was easy and a short walk to the nuptials that was accessible to all ages. The reception was held at another location.

Visited August 2010
Thank FastGirl39
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joedragyn, Manager at Allen Centennial Gardens, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
We don't have facilities for receptions, just so folks know. I have attended weddings on the Grounds myself as well as staff the grounds while weddings are being held and both the wedding parties and the guests appreciate a special setting. If you are thinking of an outdoor wedding, from our experiences and watching, we highly recommend tents - for heat as well as rain! Your guests will appreciate it.
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